Albania’s dictator Hoxha ordered the construction of 750,000 bunkers to protect the country. About 170,000 were built. Most are still in place and rotting away.
In the town of Krujë everything is about Albanian national hero Skanderbeg. Not just the museum, but even the mountains are named after him 🙂
Until almost 100 years ago Tirana only had a few thousand inhabitants, but under the Communist Regime it grew to half a million people.
Albania doesn’t make the list of the most popular travel destinations. But we had no problems finding enough to do for two weeks!
The biggest attraction in the ukrainian city of Odessa is not located on the surface, but below the ground. Welcome to the largest catacomb network in the world!
During WWII Stalin wanted to keep the supply lines for the Kiev fortress alive at all cost, using two tunnels under the river Dnjepr. Today the ruins of this failed, highly secret project are sinking into the swamps near the city.
Actually we never wanted to go to Lviv. Nevertheless, this was were we fell out of a plane right on the first day of our tour across the Ukraine. And who was to blame? The UEFA!
On April 26, 1986 reactor number 4 of the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and contaminated half of Europe. A visit to the still highly contaminanted Exclusion Zone around the former power plant
Wooden houses so beautiful that they have been proposed as an UNESCO World Heritage site? Those exist in Porvoo, about an hour east of Helsinki in Finland 🙂